NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Veteran music executive Tony Harlow has been named President of WEA, Warner Music Group's artist and label services division.
Harlow will relocate to New York City from Sydney, Australia, where he was the head of Warner's Australasia office since 2010. Harlow will be stepping in for WEA president Matt Signore, who is moving up to the post of Chief Operating Officer at Warner Music Nashville.
Tony Harlow began his music industry career at EMI in the UK, rising quickly through the company’s international marketing ranks before moving to Australia to become Managing Director, EMI Music Australia in 1997.
Returning to the UK in 2002, Harlow became CEO of Richard Branson's V2 label, where he worked with acts such as Moby, The White Stripes, and Stereophonics, as well as setting up Co-Op Music.
Following V2's acquisition by Universal Music Group in 2007, Harlow briefly headed the International Marketing team before joining Bravado, UMG's merchandise operation. In 2010, he headed back to Australia with his appointment as WMG Managing Director. – Staff Writers